EXPERIENCE AND COMMUNICATE THE SCIENCE AROUND YOU
NTA 93rd Annual Conference
"NTA Broadening Participation in STEM Valuing HBCUs"
Theme :"Experience and Communicate the Science Around You
September 24-26th, 2021
Hybrid "Virtual/In-person" Conference
Lincoln University in collaboration with the National Technical Association [NTA] and BehindTheSTEAHM [BTS] will host a hybrid [onsite/virtual] HBCU Geosciences Workshop from September 24th - 26th, 2021 with the theme “Experience and Communicate the Science Around You”.
The objective of this conference is to bring together a diverse, inclusive and transdisciplinary group of participants to engage in an interactive dialogue about the current misconceptions and mistrust of science and policy with regards to the geosciences [i.e., environmental, earth, climate change, potamology, limnology, mineral resource mapping and oceanography]; its implications for underserved and underrepresented populations and their communities; and those populations’ paltry participation in the geosciences.
This conference will include participatory interactive workshops with panel discussions, networking, community engagement opportunities, and opportunities for constructive dialogue, pedagogical recommendations, and tangible solutions. Workshops will include themes on misconceptions in science and policy conduct, implementation, application and opportunities in collaboration and engagement. The hybrid conference will be synchronous in nature with in-person meetings as well virtually for networking, youth empowerment and science communication presentations.
BehindTheSTEAHM is a non-profit organization with the mission to demystify misconceptions of various fields that are seen through public opinion, along with misconceptions of the public, seen through the lens of experts. Every field and subject has its foundations in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts Humanities and Mathematics (S.T.E.A.H.M.) and with great success these areas have improved our understanding of each other and the world. But with the increase access to information coming from the fields and subfields (Ex. medicine, geology, and politics), there has been a lack of addressing the factuality of information that comes from multiple mediums. Information is what drives understanding and knowledge and with heavily opiniated misleading thoughts, it has created a wedge in our society.
This is a platform to address this issue, by having the public and experts engage with one another through webinars, workshops, and conferences, the public and experts learn from one another, collaborate, and create solutions that change the way society views these fields and disciplines.
BehindTheSTEAHM invites educators, scientist, science communicators, students, business owners, artist, politicians, health professionals, and anyone who benefits from S.T.E.A.H.M. to come and engage with one another under one roof to improve ourselves, our understanding, and our society!
SUPPORT OUR VISION
BehindTheSTEAHM would like to continue to improve our programming and connect to as many communities as possible. In order for this to happen we would genuinely appreciate your support in helping us improve and garner the resources necessary to fulfill our mission. Any gift would be appreciated and can be received via the button below. If you would like to support in a different way we are always happy to have more volunteers on our team. Submit a message to us sharing your availability and skills you would like to add to our team through our contact form and we will get back to you at our soonest availability. Thank you!
De'Marcus is the founder of BehindtheSTEAHM. He envisioned a need to dismantle misinformation while addressing issue through communication and collaboration between experts and the public. Robinson is a native of Atlanta Georgia, and graduate of Florida A&M University, Robinson is currently a PhD student at UCLA and a member of Phi Beta Sigma, Fraternity Inc., and ReadyToHelp, a mutual aid founded in Los Angeles, California.
Ashlyn is a PhD student at UCLA studying Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. More specifically her research involves assessing the health of marine ecosystems and evaluating how infectious diseases are impacting different aspects of marine communities. She received her BS in Environmental Science at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in 2017.
Tiara is an Operations Financial Analyst at Amazon. She received her B.S Business Administration degree with a concentration in Business Technology from Carnegie Mellon University in 2021. Her main interests are entrepreneurship, business analytics, engineering, and performing arts.
DJ is a PhD students at UCLA studying deep sea chemistry and microbiology. He received his MS in geology from Cal State LA where he studied green engineering solutions to heavy metal pollution. He is involved in several reclamation and restoration efforts in the Los Angeles area and is passionate about environmental justice, science communication, and community engagement.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Public Affairs Consultant/Advisor
RICHARD GRAGG PhD
Professor - Florida A&M University School of The Environment
National Technical Association